Pemberton RCMP investigating arson on Highline Road

Pemberton RCMP has opened an arson investigation after a Sea-Can storage container was set on fire on the Highline Road. The remote property north of Pemberton was set to become a vacation place and was used as a private camping spot. The gate into the private property close to D’Arcy was cut.

Almost all of the belongings including power tools and camping gear inside the container were burnt to a crisp.

The fire is believed to have spread into the brush, and could have caused a forest fire.

Cpl. James Gilmour from the Pemberton detachment confirmed the investigation is still ongoing.

“We are aware and investigating this arson file,” he said.

Anyone with information can contact the Pemberton RCMP at (604) 894-6634, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to the website

Roisin Cullen, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Pique Newsmagazine